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Monday March 31, 2014    09:13 AM
15-year-old Lexi Di Benedetto and her parents spread out around the neighborhood on Saturday morning talking part in Our Lady of Peace School’s first “Love It Forward” event.

The teen met a homeless man and asked him if he'd like some lunch, and handed him a Del Taco bag and some water.

“Thank you, Lexi, thank you,” he said with a smile on his face. Pacheco said he’d been homeless for 15 years.

“But I don’t give up,” he said.

Lexi and her parents, Sherman Oaks residents Joe and Michelle DiBenedetto, were taking part in Our Lady of Peace School’s first “Love It Forward” event. The school and the affiliated Our Lady of Peace Parish brought together more than a hundred community mem

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Monday March 31, 2014    09:08 AM
We can almost feel the sand between our toes after watching Duncan Lou Who, a two-legged boxer dog who stole our hearts, spend the day day at the beach in the video above.

Duncan's legs were removed due to a severe birth deformity, but nothing holds him back. The pluck this pooch displays running around during his first day at the beach will make you feel like you can do pretty much anything.

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Monday March 31, 2014    09:07 AM
British artist Sue Austin continues to push forward in ways even top experts never thought possible.

Austin, who has been using a wheelchair for nearly two decades due to an extended illness, uses an innovative underwater wheelchair to create stunning visual art. She also hopes to challenge us to rethink the way we see people with disabilities.

With photos, videos and performance art pieces involving her unique underwater wheelchair named "Portal," Austin strives to redefine the way we relate to people in wheelchairs. She works to fight back against negative stigma, including such terms as "limited," "held back" and "immobilized," she said at a TED conference in 2012. She implores peop

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Saturday March 29, 2014    02:59 PM
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: a mortally injured patient is put into suspended animation so doctors can buy time to close up his wounds and save his life.

But that seemingly improbable scenario is about to become a reality at five centers around the United States where doctors will try to stop the clock on patients who've sustained gunshot or knife wounds that were so severe their hearts stopped.

In the past, when efforts to restart the heart failed because so much blood had been lost, these patients would have been declared dead because there was no way to get enough oxygen to the brain before it was irreparably damaged.

Scientists now think that by quickly and drama

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Wednesday March 26, 2014    09:43 AM
Tomorrow, March 27, marks 16 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves use of the drug Viagra in 1998, an oral medication that treats impotence.

Sildenafil, the chemical name for Viagra, is an artificial compound that was originally synthesized and studied to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a form of cardiovascular disease). Chemists at the Pfizer pharmaceutical company found, however, that while the drug had little effect on angina, it could induce penile erections, typically within 30 to 60 minutes. Seeing the economic opportunity in such a biochemical effect, Pfizer decided to market the drug for impotence. Sildenafil was patented in 1996

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Wednesday March 26, 2014    09:38 AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the '64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded at magnitude 9.2.

The ground shook for four to five minutes, roughly twice through "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the Beatles No. 1 song that year. With the U.S. and the USSR facing off in the Cold War, some thought the Russians had attacked. The quake produced a tsunami that wreaked havoc along the West Coast. Overall damage was estimated at $2.3 billion in 2014 dollars. The quake and tsunamis killed 131 people.

Though now a distant memory, it helped make experts better prepared for future q

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Monday March 24, 2014    08:52 PM
A St. Francis Prep student was killed when his head hit an overpass as he clowned around on a New Jersey-bound party bus and popped out of a hatch in the roof near the George Washington Bridge Friday night, authorities said.

Daniel Fernandez, 16, an incoming junior at the Queens Catholic school, died at Hackensack University Medical Center from severe head trauma shortly after the 6:45 p.m. incident, law enforcement sources said.

Sixty-five teens boarded the double-decker bus in at the school in Fresh Meadows and had reached Fort Lee, N.J., on their way to a Sweet 16 party when the accident occurred, police said.

“When the bus went under the Fletcher Ave. overpass, the boy’s head st

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Monday March 24, 2014    09:49 AM
Fourteen-year-old Ke'onte is full of life and laughter — largely because of his new parents.

But his happiness is also thanks to a television news anchor who featured the boy's story in Dallas, Texas, not just once, but twice, after a failed adoption brought disappointment.

In 2007, when Ke'onte was just eight years old, Gloria Campos featured him as a "Wednesday's Child," a feature produced locally by five US television stations around the country which features children in foster care who need loving parents.

The boy, now happy and off medication wrongfully prescribed, wanted to thank Gloria for her persistence in finding him a home, and he surprised her on the air.

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Monday March 24, 2014    09:28 AM
After 70 years of wedded bliss, Jean and Lawrence "Bud" Lyford have discovered the secret to a happy marriage -- and it's simpler than you think.

The couple -- who just celebrated their 70th anniversary on March 18 -- met in high school back in 1936, but didn't tie the knot until 1944, after Bud proposed the Christmas prior.

"We sat together in a special room. I had a diamond ring, and I asked her then if she would be willing to be my wife. And she accepted," Bud told WLBZ News in Bangor, Maine.

"I've got my diamond he gave me and I've got my wedding ring and I've never had my wedding ring off," Jean added.

The couple has been together ever since -- even enduring time apart durin

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Monday March 24, 2014    09:24 AM
Annmarie Richards operates on unconditional love.

This became clear to Joel Robbins, Matthew Butler and Jenny Ljung when the trio was out to a business dinner with her in Aruba in February 2013. Richards, 54, is a salesperson for Unicity International, a company that sells products that "improve overall physical health and wellness," according to its website. But she only does this on the side for a supplemental income.

Her full-time job is "Mom." And she has 32 children to look after.

"When Jenny asked her how many kids she had and she said that, we all thought, 'What? What do you mean?'" Robbins, 28, who produced the short film above, told The Huffington Post. Together, he, Butler

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